FOUR CITED FOR BUYING ALCOHOL FOR MINORS

Four people were cited in Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms Friday, accused of purchasing alcohol for minors, and three others were arrested or cited on other charges. During a shoulder-tap sting operation, minors—under the supervision of Sheriff’s deputies—visited several liquor and convenience stores and asked strangers to buy alcohol or

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LOCAL CHAMBERS TEAM UP FOR THEATRE 29 2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

The highly anticipated Theatre 29 2016 performance season will be unveiled at a tri-chamber mixer event. Reporter Rebecca Havely has all the details … The chambers of commerce for Twentynine Palms, Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley will host a special event mixer on Wednesday, September 23, from 5 to 7

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THREE LOCAL WOMEN TO BE HONORED BY CONGRESSMAN COOK

Three local women will be honored by Congressman Paul Cook during his third annual Salute to Women in September. The theme of the event is Young Leaders and Mentors. In the Young Leaders category are Breanna Panzarella, a senior this year at Twentynine Palms High School, and Rachel Green, a

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ORGAN DONATION: ITS IMPORTANT

Did you check the organ donation box on your last driver’s license renewal? Reporter Dan Stork tells why it’s important… Through the miracle of tissue and organ transplantation, thousands of lives are saved, and the quality of life for hundreds of others, is greatly improved. In fact, transplantation is one

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SHERIFF SAYS DON'T GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDLERS

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is launching a new public awareness campaign about homelessness, “Positive Change, Not Spare Change.” According to the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach and Proactive Enforcement, or HOPE, team, 65 percent of panhandlers are not homeless. The HOPE team says giving money to panhandlers contributes to the

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AMATEUR SKATEBOARD FINALS COMING TO JOSHUA TREE

A free amateur skateboard competition will be coming to Joshua Tree for two days in September. Managing editor Tami Roleff says spectators will be able to see 34 of the best skateboard amateurs from around the country… Zumies Best Foot Forward is holding the finals of its amateur skateboard competition

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SCHOOL BUS ROUTES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

School bus routes have been updated and some revisions have been made. Bus route information is available on the Morongo Unified School District website at www.morongo.k12.ca.us under the Transportation tab and also on the front page. Please check your child’s route and bus number to make sure you have the

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL NIGHT AT LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL THURSDAY

La Contenta Middle School will hold a back-to-school night Thursday, September 3, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Parents should bring their child’s schedule. The evening is designed to give parents a chance to visit their’ child’s classrooms and meet their teachers. Parents will be given an overview of the curriculum,

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PIECES OF THE PAST AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

People have been living in the Joshua Tree National Park area for thousands of years. Wherever people live and congregate, they leave behind trash and artifacts. Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper discusses pieces of the past in Joshua Tree National Park… Do you keep any mementos from family members who

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TWENTYNINE PALMS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM BEGINS TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms Youth Club after-school program begins tomorrow, Monday, August 24. The program offers literacy and math programs, P.E., as well as homework assistance for students in first through sixth grades. The after school program, which starts August 24, is free for students at Oasis Elementary School; $100 for

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OLD WOMAN SPRINGS ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION THIS WEEK

Old Woman Springs Road, also known as State Route 247, will be under construction beginning tonight, Sunday, August 23, through Friday morning. The highway will have lane closures between El Cortez Road and Handley Road between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night. Motorists are urged to use caution in

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LUAU DINNER DANCE TONIGHT IN YUCCA VALLEY

Get out your grass skirts and aloha wear. The Town of Yucca Valley is sponsoring a luau dinner and dance Saturday, August 22, starting at 6 p.m. in the Yucca Room of the Yucca Valley Community Center. Enjoy a live Polynesian show, complete with flaming swords, a luau-themed light supper,

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SKY’S THE LIMIT HOSTS STAR PARTY TONIGHT

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, August 22. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 8:45 p.m. and end about 1 a.m. The highlight of the evening will be Saturn and its rings along with a perfect first quarter moon. Bring water, snacks,

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN ARRESTED FOR SPOUSE ABUSE

A Twentynine Palms man was arrested Thursday evening following a report of spouse abuse. According to a Sheriff’s report, a man called police about 8 p.m. Thursday night to say that he had been tied up and beaten by four men and his ex-fiance because they wanted money. The man

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HOT TUB FIRE IN YUCCA VALLEY THURSDAY NIGHT

An electrical malfunction is believed responsible for a hot tub fire Thursday night in Yucca Valley. About 11:05 p.m., firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Avalon where they found the hot tub smoldering on the back patio. No other structures were threatened, and firefighters quickly put out the

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COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE TO SEEKS INPUT FOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Copper Mountain College wants to know what you want in your local community college. Reporter Mike Lipsitz joins us again, and explains how you can make your voice heard… Copper Mountain College seeks community input to assist in development of a long term Education Master Plan. If you can help

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LIL LADYCATS HONORED AT ELKS LODGE AWARDS DINNER

The Twentynine Palms Elks Lodge will host the Lil Ladycats of Twentynine Palms at an awards dinner. The Lil Ladycats are a softball team of 9- and 10-year old girls who recently placed fourth in the California state championship play-offs. Everyone is invited to come and honor the girls and

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MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING CAN GET YOU IN SHAPE

ROP broadcast student Colby Thomas says martial arts can build your body and your family. He talked with a local martial arts expert… Many people are interested in martial arts, but not sure where or how to start. Not only can training be a way to get in shape and

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GASOLINE STOLEN FROM HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary at the Hi-Desert Water District. Sometime between 5:30 Wednesday night and 6:45 Thursday morning, someone cut the locks at the yard on Palm Avenue and Pima Trail in Yucca Valley and stole fuel out of tractors parked in the yard. The water district

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DEPUTIES INVESTIGATE FAKE MARIJUANA AT TWENTYNINE PALMS SCHOOL

The Sheriff’s Department was called in to investigate when a administrator at a Twentynine Palms school caught a student with a baggy containing a green leafy substance. According to a Sheriff’s report, about 6 p.m. Monday night, a student from Bright Futures in Academy found three water bottles filled with

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